Nov 14, 2012 4:00am PST
with our friends in nevada. we're nice up to the weekend. >> not good timing. >> don't like that. >> no one does. bill, thanks so much. >>> the rockefeller christmas tree stands up to sandy arriving at rockefeller center moments ago. >>> plus, guess who's going to get the lions share of the blame as the country goes off the fiscal cliff? here's a hint for you. it isn't president obama. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. stories making news this morning. a knew pew research center poll finds that republicans in congress will be more to blame if the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff. 53% of those surveyed point the finger at the gop while 29% say president obama would be more to blame. >>> 20-year-old mitchell kusick of colorado has been charged with threatening to kill president obama during an october campaign event. kusick also made credible threats towards shooting and killing children at a halloween event. >>> defense secretary leon panetta has demoted the former head of the u.s. africa command general william kip ward for allegedly spending thousands of dollars on lavish trav
Nov 14, 2012 10:00am EST
lengthy discussions with the democratic leader, harry reid of nevada, as well as former majority leader and my good friend, george mitchell of maine, on this very question. i came away from these conversations reassured that my independence would be respected and that no party line commitment would be required or expected. and so i've decided to affiliate myself with the democratic caucus, because doing so will allow me to take independent positions on issues as they arise and at the same time will allow me to be an effective representative of the people of maine. one final word. by associating myself with one side, i am not in automatic opposition to the other. i'd like to repeat that. by associating myself with one side, i am not in automatic opposition to the other. in the situation of a republican house, a democratic senate but with substantial powers residing in the minority and a democratic president, no one party can control the outcome of our collective deliberations. as bill clinton might say, it's just arithmetic. in fact, this situation of a divided government has only two po
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a difference in florida, virginia, nevada, and colorado? >> no. it wouldn't have made enough of a difference in this election. but if marco rubio is the presidential candidate, in 2016, and the party begins to advocate, enforcement, plus amnesty after enforcement, i think it will be a sea change. i think you will get a revolution of the hispanic vote. i think it will restore all this talk about how republics are demographickics ticket is nonsense. >> thank you as always. >> a pleasure. >> bill: factor tip of the day about you and christmas. the tip 60 seconds away. >> bill: i'm glad you are talking to the kids about thisi. lisa. zbloogt thinking why beed bus end >> bill: we can find no such evidence, charles. if you have it. please forward it to me. >> bill: wow, that is some great wife, tim. especially since the vegas show is sold out. the only one that still has seats is in houston. contend and lincoln number three and kennedy number one.